Program Dates May 25 - June 28, 2015 (US Fellows only)
May 30 - June 28, 2015 (All Other Fellows)
Location Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Paris and Warsaw
Eligibility Students and recent graduates from universities in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, the Netherlands, Poland, Turkey, Ukraine and the United States
Intensive and demanding, the Humanity in Action Fellowship brings together international groups of university students and recent graduates to explore national histories of discrimination and resistance, as well as examples of issues affecting different minority groups today.
Each program is highly interdisciplinary and features daily lectures and discussions with renowned academics, journalists, politicians and activists, as well as site visits to government agencies, non-profit and community organizations, museums and memorials. The programs seek to highlight different models of action to remedy injustice.
The objective of the Humanity in Action Fellowship is to facilitate a collective exploration of the social and political roots of discrimination, as well as to provide a forum where potential solutions to some of today's most challenging issues can be considered and discussed. The programs are also intended to instill a responsibility among Humanity in Action Fellows to recognize and address the need to protect minorities and promote human rights—in their own communities and around the world.
Applications are now open for the 2015 John Lewis Fellowship, the Atlanta-based American program of the Humanity in Action Fellowship. The application deadline for applicants from the U.S. is February 14 at 11:59pm PST. Click here for more information.
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Why Choose the HIA Fellowship?
A global education experience
The diversity of our Fellows deeply enriches HIA programs by bringing together participants who represent many different nationalities, perspectives and personal experiences with human and minority rights issues.
Meet world class thinkers and activists
Our curriculum offers an opportunity for Fellows to interact with with leading thinkers and activists on the cutting edge of human rights, historical inquiry and social innovation in their societies.
Produce original research
Fellows share the knowledge they gain in their HIA program by creating in-depth, published articles and teaching tools that draw attention to issues and action that are explored during the Fellowship.
The HIA Fellowship is just the starting point for lifelong opportunities to learn, collaborate and take action through the HIA Senior Fellows network.
HIA Fellowship Testimonials
""Humanity in Action was an invaluable experience that I wouldn't change for anything. I learned so much about myself and got inspired to help…"
""Humanity in Action was an invaluable experience that I wouldn't change for anything. I learned so much about myself and got inspired to help those whose humanity and dignity have been overlooked or deliberately oppressed.""
"This is not the first time I say this, but I will say it again: when I heard of Humanity in Action, my reaction was: “I have been looking for…"
"This is not the first time I say this, but I will say it again: when I heard of Humanity in Action, my reaction was: “I have been looking for this for years”. Stuck in the ivory tower of academia, I welcomed the HIA programme and its people like a desert oasis. When decades from now I look back on my life, Humanity in Action will stand out as a month like no other, that taught me that individually I can ‘make a difference’, that small voices of dissent go a long way, and that idealism is nothing to be ashamed of. A month that brought me friendships that I know will last a lifetime."
"For me it is hard to compare this program with any other educational, international events or programs I’ve ever taken part in. It was unique…"
"For me it is hard to compare this program with any other educational, international events or programs I’ve ever taken part in. It was unique and incredibly well organized. HIA was filled with great speakers, amazing host families, wonderful venues and excellent timetable. During the lectures we had an opportunity to hear not only from the professionals of different sectors, but also we’ve met with incredibly strong personalities who shared their life paths. Such personal approach made an indelible impression on me and receiving firsthand information inspired me to investigate and research more. The entire time the atmosphere was warm and friendly and till the end of the program we became more than just solid team, but also close friends. I will not exaggerate when I say that HIA fellowship was one the best experiences in my life!"